Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because of the majority of nutrients are absorbed at that time to help carry you throughout the day.
According to Time it is reported that the people who skip this meal are more then likely to overeat later on in the day. The American Heart Association also reported that people who neglected breakfast are likely to develop more heart disease and diabetes.
More important then eating breakfast is the eating the right type.
What do I mean by the right one?
I basically mean a heart healthy breakfast that has more positives for your body, because let’s face it whether you eat breakfast in the morning or not it wouldn’t be beneficial to your well being if you eat an unhealthy choice of foods.
But do not worry on this post I will walk you through heart healthy breakfast ideas that you can start implementing as soon as the next morning.
Keep in mind that these ideas are just a few of the heart healthy ideas I have for keeping your heart healthy from the morning.
On one of my post I did talk about choosing the right bread that is heart healthy (heart healthy bread) and I mentioned almond bread as one of these bread which are good for your heart.
Here I will just give you a simple recipe you can follow to make this bread.
- Oven pan
- Big bowl
- 1 cup of almond flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder.
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoon of olive oil.
- 1/4 cup of flaxseed meal
Grease the oven pan lightly. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
Using a bowl mix the almond flour, eggs, flaxseed meal, salt, baking powder and olive oil. Mix until the dough is smooth. Transfer the dough to the oven pan that is preheated.
Bakes until the dough turns brownish gold (about 40-45 minutes).
Are you a person who prefers a light breakfast? well if you are then this option is definitely a must for you.
This breakfast is basically the usage of fruits and veggies to make a great smoothie.
If you have read my heart healthy drinks you will know the health benefits of smoothies in your meals.
- 1 cup of mixed blue berries
- 1 cup of frozen rice cauliflower
- 1 cup of frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon of syrup
- 2 cups of almond milk (unsweetened flavor)
Pour in berries, banana, cauliflower, almond milk and syrup into your blender.
Blend the mixture until it gets smooth.
If you would like to do this smoothie or any other and you are looking for a reliable blender to use I would recommend checking my review of The Ninja Proffesional Blender BL 610 here.
If you are a person who enjoys eating more interesting and out of the box food this option could be your next favorite meal. This is part of heart healthy snack ideas that I talked about on one of my posts.
Split each muffin in half and toast it (until brownish).
Add mustard and then avocado on the English muffin and serve with eggs.
Banana bread with Avocado spread
This meal is one of my favorite for the morning especially because it combines all the nutrients needed to keep you full throughout the day while not compromising on the taste.
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 1 tablespoon of brown bread
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 2 cups of wheat flour
- 3 large of ripe bananas (mash them into one cup)
- 1 cup of applesauce
- Large bowl
Let’s see the steps to make this banana bread.
Grease oven tray with a bit of olive oil (about 1 teaspoon). Heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
Use the large bowl and mix in the apple sauce, honey and brown sugar. Add your 2 eggs and beat well.
Add in the mashed banana and almond milk in this bowl and stir the mix. Add baking powder and 1/2 cup of salt.
Fold the flour into the mixture of the banana you just did without over mixing.
Put in the mixture into the oven pan that you prepared.
Bake for 45 minutes (until the mixture is tough and well cooked inside).
When the banana bread has cooled down after you take it out of the oven you can slice it up and spread it with avocado.
If you are looking for heart healthy breakfast ideas yogurt and granola are always one of the most well known and popular meals for your health journey.
Not only do you have a heart healthy food like yogurt (you can check out the heart health benefits of Yogurt here), but you also have grapes which are known for boosting heart health.
This is a complete meal if you ask me.
- 2 cups of Greek or plain yogurt
- 1 cup of granola
- 1 cup of red, green or black grapes
Cup all grapes in half
Put the yogurt in to bowls.
Mix the yogurt evenly.
Add the grapes on the yogurt evenly.
These are some of my most healthy choices for your breakfast. Bear in mind that the foods I have mentioned are not the only ones when it comes to health.
I chose these due to the ease in which they can be prepared which will make your life not only healthier but also more efficient.
Remember these choices are based on giving you heart health so it is advisable to have these foods when you are serious about improving your hearth health.
I hope you enjoyed the heart healthy breakfast ideas in this article and I hope they can be an integral part of your life.
I would like to hear your thoughts about these foods, you can comment below.